When Showing Up Requires More Than Just a Facebook Post
by Sarah van GelderAug 31, 2016
- When we take the time to connect, we make our communities more resilient and compassionate, and maybe we find the courage to defeat racism.
A New Economic Vision That Mixes Together Occupy, Amish Culture, and Startups
by Alexa ClayAug 31, 2016
- What subcultures offer us insight and principles for new ways of organizing?
Meet the Farmworker Who Helped Win Rent Control in California’s Wine Country
by Brooke Anderson, Davin CardenasAug 30, 2016
- When Gervacio Pena Lopez migrated to Sonoma County 30 years ago, he just wanted to find work to support his family. Since then, he has organized and won victories for domestic and day laborers, including a green-landscaping certification program.
Can Automation Turn Fewer Jobs Into Better Ones?
by John NicholsAug 30, 2016
- We must shape a future in which technological progress means freeing people to work fewer hours for fairer compensation and to devote themselves to social advancement.
Special Report: Banking on Justice
by James TrimarcoAug 29, 2016
- In the poorest region of the nation's poorest state, a tiny government program keeps money flowing through mom-and-pop financial institutions—changing lives.
Winona LaDuke on the Dakota Access Pipeline: What Would Sitting Bull Do?
by Winona LaDukeAug 29, 2016
- I am not sure how badly North Dakota wants this pipeline. If there is to be a battle over the Dakota Access, I would not bet against a people with nothing else left but a land and a river.
Dear Politicians, Here’s What You’d See at the Standing Rock Sioux Blockade
by Mark TrahantAug 29, 2016
- Most importantly, they would see the serious purpose for the people here at Camp Sacred Stone, one that’s not going away without a successful resolution.
The Stress-Busting, Mood-Lifting Effects of Mindfulness During Pregnancy
by Kira M. NewmanAug 27, 2016
- 4 ways a mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
Call for Submissions: Science for the Public Good
by YES! StaffAug 26, 2016
- Send us your ideas by Sept 25.
Why We Need Tiny Colleges
by Marcus FordAug 26, 2016
- Could smaller—and cheaper—schools produce more thoughtful, engaged, and compassionate human beings?
How Voters With $25 “Democracy Vouchers” Might Overtake the Super PACs
by Lynsi BurtonAug 25, 2016
- From Washington state to South Dakota, voters are pushing for public-matching systems to replace the influence wealthy bankrollers have on government.
As 9-to-5 Jobs Vanish, Look Who’s Reinventing the Working World
by Paul HamptonAug 25, 2016
- Overcoming isolation in the gig economy, workers like Amazon’s Mechanical Turks are building democratic, worker-led communities.
In Baltimore, I Found a City Taking Progress Into Its Own Hands
by Melissa HellmannAug 24, 2016
- “Conversations have changed. The structure of power has not. And that’s where we are today.”
Maybe the Gig Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean Oppressed Workers
by David KortenAug 24, 2016
- Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy?
by Steven HillAug 23, 2016
- The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment.